rsyslog 8.36.0 (v8-stable) released

Today, we release rsyslog 8.36.0.

The biggest enhancement is that rsyslog now provides support for opennssl for encryption in addition to the existing gnutls driver. For the packages there will be an additional package called rsyslog-openssl, while self-building users can enable this by running the configure with –enable-openssl. Openssl support is currently still experimental, but will become the preferred TLS driver. Feedback about this is especially appreciated.

Some time in the future, we will also retire support for liblogging-stdlog, as we suspected it is never used in practice. The plan is to disable use of liblogging-stdlog by default during configure. So users (and distros!) can still opt-in to have it enabled if they desire. A couple of releases later, we want to completely remove the functionality, except if there has desire been shown in the meantime which justifies to keep liblogging-stdlog.

There were also a lot of bugfixes added to this release, so please make sure to read the changelog.

ChangeLog:

https://github.com/rsyslog/rsyslog/blob/v8-stable/ChangeLog

Download:

http://www.rsyslog.com/downloads/download-v8-stable/

As always, feedback is appreciated.

Best regards,
Florian Riedl